NEW YORK (Reuters) – Students walked out of classrooms across the United States on Wednesday, waving signs and chanting their demands for tighter gun safety laws, joining a movement spearheaded by survivors of the deadly shooting spree at a Florida high school last month. Students walkout at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during National School
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Students will walk out of classrooms across the United States on Wednesday to demand tighter gun safety laws, joining a movement spearheaded by student survivors from the Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 people last month. A small group of anti-gun protesters hold a vigil outside the Vermont State
SACRAMENTO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican state senators in California gathered in Sacramento late last month for what amounted to an intervention. U.S. Democratic congressional candidate Conor Lamb speaks during his election night rally in Pennsylvania’s 18th U.S. Congressional district special election against Republican candidate and State Rep. Rick Saccone in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, U.S., March 13, 2018.
ORLANDO (Reuters) – A trial for the widow of the gunman who killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, in what prosecutors say was an attack in the name of Islamic State, was set to begin on Wednesday with opening statements by both sides. FILE PHOTO: Investigators work the scene following a
(Reuters) – U.S. teenagers from coast to coast on Wednesday will join students from the Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 people last month in a national class walkout they hope will press policy makers to act on tighter gun control. A small group of anti-gun protesters hold a vigil outside the Vermont
CANONSBURG, Pa. (Reuters) – The Democrat candidate claimed a congressional election in a Republican heartland in Pennsylvania, as a vote seen as a referendum on Donald Trump’s performance as president remained officially too close to call early on Wednesday. In an ominous sign for Republicans eight months before national midterm elections, official results with all
CANONSBURG, Pa. (Reuters) – A U.S. House of Representatives election in Pennsylvania that is seen as a referendum on President Donald Trump’s performance was a dead heat on Tuesday, an ominous sign for Republicans eight months ahead of congressional elections. Conor Lamb exits after taking his grandmother, Barbara Lamb, to vote in Carnegie, Pennsylvania. REUTERS/Brendan
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court panel on Tuesday upheld most of a Republican-backed Texas law to punish “sanctuary cities,” allowing it to remain in effect while the case is being fought in a lower court. FILE PHOTO: A protester against the Texas state law to punish “sanctuary cities” stands outside the U.S.
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) – Two victims of a parcel bomb that exploded on Monday at a house in Austin, Texas, were identified as 17-year-old Draylen Mason and his mother, the city’s police chief said on Tuesday. Law enforcement personnel including FBI agents are seen near a home that was hit with a parcel bomb in
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Tom Mauser came to the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday dressed in gray Vans sneakers, the same ones his 15-year-old son Daniel wore when he was killed by two gunmen at Colorado’s Columbine High School in 1999 along with a dozen other people. Mauser was one of a handful of gun control activists
TRENTON, N.J. (Reuters) – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy presented his first budget on Tuesday, turning sharply from the previous administration with sweeping proposals to hike taxes and spending on new initiatives that Republicans warned could drive businesses out of the already high-tax state. FILE PHOTO: New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy speaks after taking the
(Reuters) – Florida prosecutors will seek the death penalty for Nikolas Cruz, the former student accused of murdering 17 people in a shooting spree last month at a Parkland high school, according to a notice filed in court on Tuesday. Nikolas Cruz, facing 17 charges of premeditated murder in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An unexpected resurgence of gun control proposals following last month’s shooting at a Florida high school is showing signs of ebbing in the U.S. Congress, where a bill to strengthen a national background check for gun ownership is treading water despite public pressure in favor of it. FILE PHOTO: Students from South
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two of Wall Street’s largest Washington-based trade groups said on Tuesday that they were merging, as big banks rethink their lobbying strategies under the business-friendly administration of U.S. President Donald Trump. FILE PHOTO – The Bank of America building is shown in down town Los Angeles, California, U.S., March 6, 2017. REUTERS/Mike
(Reuters) – A bus carrying dozens of Texas high school band members home from a trip to Disney World plunged into a ravine off of an interstate highway in Alabama on Tuesday, killing its driver and injuring several others, authorities said. The bus veered into the median separating the two lanes of the highway in